A womanizing art dealer and a painter find the serenity of their Riviera vacation disturbed by a third guest, a vivacious bohemian woman known for her long list of male conquests.


Éric Rohmer


Patrick Bauchau (dialogue), Haydée Politoff (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Patrick Bauchau ... Adrien
Haydée Politoff ... Haydée
Daniel Pommereulle Daniel Pommereulle ... Daniel
Alain Jouffroy Alain Jouffroy ... Writer
Mijanou Bardot Mijanou Bardot ... Carole (as Mijanou)
Annik Morice Annik Morice ... Carole's girlfriend
Dennis Berry Dennis Berry ... Charlie
Seymour Hertzberg Seymour Hertzberg ... Sam
Néstor Almendros
Patrice De Bailliencourt Patrice De Bailliencourt ... Homme dans l'auto
László Benkö László Benkö
Anne Dubot Anne Dubot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackie Raynal Jackie Raynal


Adrien travels to a villa on the Riviera. He is on vacation and plans to relax. He shares the villa with a friend, Daniel, and a female stranger, Haydée. Haydée has many lovers, and both Adrien and Daniel despise her at first, but Adrien soon becomes more and more intrigued and infatuated. Written by Yepok

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This is the fourth film in Éric Rohmer's series of "Moral Tales" (Contes Moraux), but the third to be released. My Night at Maud's (1969), the third film, was the fourth to be released. See more »


Daniel: I'm still interested in perversity. But nothing like that kind of chick.
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Followed by Chloe in the Afternoon (1972) See more »

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26 March 2020 | by nimsticSee all my reviews

La Collectionneuse is a fine example how consistent Eric Rohmer was throughout his Moral Tales series. The story isn't important here, its the intensity of each scene and the tension among the characters till the last scene. Subtle jump cuts in the storyline can make you pause & arrive at your own hypotheses about how the characters are feeling in the following scenes. This is a visual treat - whether its the sights & sounds of the reviera house where most of the movie takes place, or the shots of beach or Haydee Politoff's delicious lips. You never begin to hate or love any character at any point - but they stay on your mind long after the movie is over. The characters, adrian, haydee & daniel exude human rawness - none are perfect or simplistic. As a viewer, I could not take anyone's side. They all seek power in their own ways, while exposing their sensitivies equally. Its a curious caricature of the complexities around love and life. Rohmer uses symbols like antiques to express how the relationships are built and broken. I could watch it again & again. A delightful Rohmer classic - its poetic, with a pacing that works as a meditation of sorts.

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2 March 1967 (France) See more »

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Côte d'Azur, France See more »

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